Thursday, December 25, 2014

A Little Christmas History...!

MERRY CHRISTMAS, ONE AND ALL !

I figured that I would touch on a bit of Christmas history that is a sore spot for many folks. It used to be with me as well! I think you'll find this interesting.

Did You Know?

While some have objected to using the term “Xmas” as an abbreviation for “Christmas,” this particular form of shorthand has been around for hundreds of years. In fact, the “X” in “Xmas” is actually the symbol for “Chi”-the first letter in the Greek spelling of the word “Christos,” or Christ. Use of the letter “X” as an abbreviation for Christ's name is over 1,000 years old, and the term “Xmas” has been used in English as far back as the 18th century.

I thought you might find that tidbit of information interesting. I always figured that it was a sign of disrespect, but it turns out I was wrong. Hey...even the hermit learns something once in a while.

Anyway, I hope that everyone has a Merry Christmas, a good Yule, or whatever you want to name this holiday! Let's just all remember the true reason for the season...OK?

Coffee out on the patio this morning, weather permitting. Ginger snap cookies on the side!

8 comments:

Chickenmom said...

Didn't know that either Mr. Hermit!
Merry,Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Mamahen said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS :))

JO said...

Thank you for giving us this information.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND ALL YOUR READERS.
I have some fresh ground Italian Roast to bring to the table.

Momlady said...

Hope you and Nanny have a peaceful day and that the new year brings all good.

Gorges Smythe said...

I hope you and yours have a great Christmas.

HermitJim said...

Hey Phyllis...
Glad I could share something new with you!

Happy holidays to your family as well!



Hey Mamahen...
The very same right back at ya, my friend!

Thanks for the visit!



Hey Jo...
Glad to do it, sweetie! Merry Christmas right back at ya!

Thanks for dropping by today!



Hey Momlady...
So good to see you again! Happy holidays to you and yours!

Thanks for stopping by today!



Hey Gorges...
May the blessings of the season be on you, buddy!

Thanks for coming over today!

Rob said...

Merry Christmas Mr Hermit!

That was different...If proving I'm not a robot gets any more complex I'm going to have to find a new hobby....

edifice rex said...

Merry Christmas Jim!!!